NSW to scrap quarantine for fully vaccinated international travellers

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NSW will open its borders to fully vaccinated international travellers — who will no longer need to quarantine in hotels, or at home — from November 1. 

“In addition, probably the most significant announcement we are making is an end to quarantine.” NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet announced on Friday. 

“From November 1st, those people returning Australians and tourers who want to come back, who want to visit Australia and coming to Sydney, hotel quarantine will be a thing of the past.”

People wanting to arrive in Sydney from overseas will need to show proof they’ve received a TGA-approved vaccine, and undertake a PCR test for COVID-19 before they board their flight. 

NSW is the only state to announce quarantine-free international travel.

Regional travel

Greater Sydney residents will no longer be able to travel regionally until November 1. 

“I know for many it will be unpopular, but as Premier I believe it is the right decision,” Perrottet said. 

“The reason we have made that decision is best on vaccination rates in front of us.”

He noted that NSW will “probably” hit the 80 percent double dose milestone tomorrow.

Interstate travel

Premier Perrottet says he will continue to work with other Premiers to get NSW residents travelling interstate.  

ACT residents will be able to travel to Sydney from November 1. 

All interstate borders to NSW remain closed. 

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